Jon Stewart Ripped Into Rand Paul For Blocking A Bill To Compensate 9/11 First Responders For Their Sacrifice

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Unless you haven’t been paying attention for the past few years, you’re probably aware the current American political climate is a veritable shitshow as people across the ideological spectrum continue to throw massive turds at each other on a daily basis.

However, regardless of how you feel about particular issues, there are some things I think we can all agree upon, like the fact that people who were directly impacted by 9/11 deserve all the support they can get as they continue to deal with the fallout of the tragedy.

With that said, it appears there are still some people out there who insist on making an objectively good cause a partisan issue, and as a result, Jon Stewart was forced to appear in front of a Congressional committee last month along with multiple responders to fight for a bill to indefinitely compensate them for health issues stemming from their selfless efforts.

After he tore into Mitch McConnell (who smugly addressed Stewart’s concerns), the bill was eventually passed in the House and sent to the Senate. However, it appears the fight is far from over.

On Wednesday, Republican senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee blocked the immediate passage of new funding for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, with the former citing his concerns about how it would impact the national debt, which is currently sitting at $22.5 trillion.

After hearing about the objection, Stewart appeared on Fox News alongside activist and 9/11 responder John Feal to rip into Paul for delaying the vote and it’s safe to say he didn’t mince words.

Here’s to hoping common sense ultimately prevails.

Connor Toole is a Senior Editor at BroBible based in Brooklyn, NY who embodies more of the stereotypes associated with the borough than he's comfortable with. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft before walking around the streets of NYC masquerading as the newest member of the Utah Jazz. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to land him a contract, so he was forced to settle for writing on the internet for a living instead. If you're mad about something he wrote, be sure that any angry tweets you send note the similarity between his last name and a popular insult, as no one has ever done that before.

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